Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9920
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Mooney , Catherine M.
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  • Title: Voice, Gender, and the Portrayal of Sanctity briefly explores common patterns and themes in the lives and writings by and about holy women; themes include the ways that women speak about themselves in contrast to the ways male associates represent them, differing uses of bridal imagery, different emphases on bodily descriptions, differences in women's active roles, and the prototypes and exempla put forward for women's imitation].
  • Source: Gendered Voices: Medieval Saints and Their Interpreters.  Edited by Catherine M. Mooney.  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.  Pages 1 - 15.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Confessors Gender Hagiography Mystics Scribes and Scriptoria Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 12-13
  • Related Resources: Catherine Mooney's lucid introduction outlines the key questions which the contributors address: how to distinguish between male and female voices in the surviving textual evidence, how to estimate their genderedness, and how far genre is relevant, consid
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  • Author's Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0812234855
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